Lady Bears bring home Bi-District Championship
Several local teams were in baseball and softball action last night and today with some earning huge wins and others calling an end to their season.
The DeKalb Lady Bears saw a Bi-District trophy come home to DeKalb as they won their best of three series with Chapel Hill.
The Lady Bears won the first game against the Lady Devils on Wednesday 5-1 and then dropped game two last night by a score of 9-1.
In the tie-breaker game last night, the Lady Bears trailed 8-4 going into their half of the 5th inning. They scored twice in the frame to lower the gap to 8-6, and then scored another run in the 6th to make it 8-7.
In the bottom of the 7th, Sam Prince led off with a walk. Then, with two outs, Anijah Gray rocked a hard single to right that brought in Prince to tie the game at 8-8. But the Lady Bears weren’t done.
On an 0-1 count, Bailey Barger doubled to left and brought Gray around to make the score 9-8 giving the ladies from DeKalb the Bi-District Championship.
The James Bowie Lady Pirates saw their season come to an end last night with a 13-8 loss to Alba-Golden. But not before the put up one heckuva fight.
Trailing 10-4 in the bottom of the 6th, the Lady Pirates rallied to score four runs to close the gap to 10-8.
The late game rally included clutch hits as Emily Latham singled with two outs in the inning to get things started. Latham’s single was followed by a single by Mckinley Crumpton that sent Latham to third. Next up was Kaylin Brown who hit a two-run single to center. After Addy Hammonds reached on an error and sent Brown to third, Gracie Brown hit a sac fly scoring Kaylin to cap the four runs. All scored with two outs.
In other softball playoff action Friday night, the Redwater Lady Dragons dropped the first game of a best of three series with Harmony 5-2. That series was to continue on Saturday.
On Thursday, the Maud Lady Cardinals also saw their season end, as they lost a pair of games to Como-Pickton.
In baseball action last night, the New Boston Lions lost their seeding game to Atlanta 4-0. The two teams tied for the district championship with the Lions 4-3 win over the Rabbs on Tuesday. The Lions will now enter the postseason brackets as the second seed.
See Wednesday’s edition of the Tribune for expanded coverage of the baseball and softball playoffs.